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Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Reportedly Violent With Neighbor Prior To Fatal Shooting

Eric Holder, the man who allegedly murdered Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle reportedly had gotten violent with his neighbor an hour prior to shooting Nipsey Hussle.

Holder allegedly pistol-whipped his neighbor over a drug deal gone wrong, according to TMZ.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office received the account from two women, who claimed that a male friend of theirs was attacked at his apartment by murder suspect Holder, an hour before Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on March 31, according to new witness statements.

According to Holder's neighbor, an angry Holder showed up at his neighbor's apartment around local time on March 31, accusing the neighbor of selling him laced weed.

The two went into the hallway to chat and Holder was "breathing very heavily and appeared very excited and very agitated."

Holder then allegedly got increasingly hostile and pistol-whipped his neighbor in the back of the head when he attempted to return to his apartment.

The neighbor claimed that when he was knocked down he saw a "big silver gun" and a "semi-automatic."

The neighbor said that he was able to get up safely and return to his apartment, but he said that Holder was "shaking and looked very nervous" prior to leaving.

The women who shared the anecdote with the LA County DA's office said that their friend admits to selling Holder $10 worth of cannabis, but that it came from the dispensary and wasn't laced.

The neighbor told the two women that a few days later he found out that Holder was the suspect in Nipsey Hussle's murder case, but he was scared to report the incident because he knew that Holder was a gang member, and he sold him marijuana.

Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot on March 31, and two days later Holder was charged with murder. Video footage of the shooting shows a man that is believed to be Holder.

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